On the second leg of Going Offsides goes overseas we discuss lacrosse in Denmark.
Meet James Robertson, an Aussie transplanted into Denmark. James explains his ties to lacrosse in Australia, how he ended up in Denmark, and the state of lacrosse in the country.
Going Offsides with James Robertson
The history of Denmark lacrosse has seen phases of tremendous growth and retraction. In its current state James estimates that there are maybe 50 people playing lacrosse in the country at any given time.
Lacrosse in Denmark is as much about the game as it is about friendship. James mentions how big the social impact of the local lacrosse clubs can be.
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The Road to Worlds
The World Championships are the pinnacle of the international game for our sport, however with the number of teams globally increasing each year, teams must qualify for a chance to play. In the case of Denmark, this means they must finish high enough at next years 2021 European Championships for a chance to compete at the next World Lacrosse Championship.
While were on the topic of international lacrosse, let’s give a huge shoutout to Ireland for relinquishing their spot at The World Games 2022, potentially opening a spot for the Iroquois Nationals.
Join us this fall as we take a deep dive into international lacrosse and what lacrosse looks like in countries all over the world. Later this fall we will look at domestic box teams and educate ourselves about the opportunities that exist in the game.
Stay tuned for more great interviews by Nick and Ryan as they continue to grow the Going Offsides podcast. Keep up with Going Offsides on Twitter and Instagram through The Lacrosse Collective to stay in the conversation.